About this Workshop

Well testing provides key data for well and reservoir performance, fluid properties, and reserves determination. This is achieved by acquiring downhole and/or surface pressure, temperature flow rate data, and fluid samples, using specialised test equipment. Since pressure transient measurements reflect the in-situ dynamic reservoir properties under realistic production conditions, they offer essential insight into the well’s productivity, the formation’s transmissibility, and the field’s heterogeneities and geometry.

Further reservoir characterisation may be leveraged by integrating well testing with geoscience, from geology and seismic to core and log data. This proves especially useful in undeveloped reservoirs to complement the volumetric estimate of hydrocarbons in place (minimum connected volume) and optimise field development (well placement and count). For unconventional reservoirs, testing methods need to catch up and may need to be integrated with production data analysis techniques.


  • Gain insights on reserve and reservoir dynamics
  • Discuss how well test data is essential in maximising reservoir production potential
  • Integrated reservoir modelling with reservoir testing data, best practices, case studies and lessons learnt
  • Practice designing, executing, and interpreting of test data
  • Explore how permanent gauge pressure and production data serves as a practical process to continuously manage and optimise production operation

Workshop Guidelines

Workshop Format

Two and a half (2½) days of informal discussions prompted by selected keynote presentations and discussions. Workshops maximise the exchange of ideas among attendees and presenters through brief technical presentations followed by extended Q&A periods. Focused topics attract an informed audience eager to discuss issues critical to advancing both technology and best practices. The majority of the presentations are in the form of case studies, highlighting engineering achievements and lessons learnt. In order to stimulate frank discussion, no proceedings are published and the press is not invited to attend.


  • Proceedings will not be published; therefore, formal papers and handouts are not expected from speakers.
  • Work in progress, new ideas, and interesting projects are sought.
  • Note-taking by participants is encouraged.

Poster Session

The Steering Committee encourages registrations from professionals who are able to prepare and present a poster on a relevant project.

Workshop Deliverables

  • The Steering Committee will appoint a “scribe” to record the discussions and to produce the full workshop report for SPE.
  • This report will be circulated to all attendees as the workshop deliverable within 4–6 weeks following the workshop. The copyright of the report is with SPE.
  • PowerPoint presentation materials will be posted on a specific SPE URL address after the workshop. Provision of the materials by the speakers will signify their permission for SPE to do so. 


Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Steering Committee encourages attendance from those who can contribute to the workshop most effectively either in discussions or with posters. A mix of attendees in terms of geographic origin, companies, and disciplines will be encouraged.

Attendance Certificate

All attendees will receive an attendance certificate attesting to their participation in the workshop. This certificate will be provided in exchange for a completed Workshop Questionnaire.


In keeping with workshop objectives and the SPE mission, commercialism in posters or presentations will not be permitted. Company logos must be limited to the title slide and used only to indicate the affiliation of the presenter and others involved in the work.

Continuing Education Units

Attendees at this workshop qualify for SPE Continuing Education Units (CEU) at the rate of 0.1 CEU per hour of the workshop.

About SPE

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